The Touristry Consultants Forum (TCF) held their 2nd Biennial General Meeting on Wednesday 1st July, 2020 via a Zoom Meeting. The theme centered on “Harnessing Potentials of Tourism for Nigeria’s Post Covid-19 recovery”. The welcome address was given by the Chairman Board of Trustees, TCF, Alhaji Aminu Agoha.
The African Union has hinted that tourism destinations in Africa have collectively lost $55 billion in travel and tourism revenue.
This was disclosed by the African Union (AU) commissioner for infrastructure and energy, Amani Abou-Zeid, last Thursday during a news conference.
Amani explained that the aviation industry is badly hit. According to him, the ripple effect of lockdown measures adopted domestically and internationally, to combat coronavirus was a huge trigger for economic loss, as tourism generates about 10 percent of the GDP in Africa.
IATA, in its report, titled, ‘Quarantine measures threaten aviation restart in Africa and the Middle East,’ noted that aviation was the worst-hit sector in Africa and the Middle East with more than 8.6 million jobs at risk. The report did not provide the data for May.
According to the report, passenger numbers in Nigeria declined in April and June by 4.7 million and 5.32 million respectively when compared to the corresponding periods in 2019.
We are all a product of God’s mercy, and so should tread softly when God’s grace is extended to us, this is the message the gifted, talented and anointed music minister, song writer and a devout worshipper Chichi Zawmah said as she marks her birthday with a debut single titled ‘‘Mercy’’ recently in Abuja.